Security Operations: An Introduction to Planning and Conducting Private Security Details for High-Risk Areas (Paperback)

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Security Operations: An Introduction to Planning and Conducting Private Security Details for High-Risk Areas (Paperback)


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Security Operations: An Introduction to Planning and Conducting Private Security Details for High-Risk Areas, Second Edition was written for one primary purpose: to keep people alive by introducing them to private security detail tactics and techniques. The book provides an understanding of the basic concepts and rules that need to be followed in protective services, including what comprises good security practice. This second edition is fully updated to include new case scenarios, threat vectors, and new ambush ploys and attack tactics used by opportunistic predators and seasoned threat actors with ever-advanced, sophisticated schemes.

Security has always been a necessity for conducting business operations in both low- and high-risk situations, regardless of the threat level in the operating environment. Overseas, those with new ideas or businesses can frequently be targets for both political and criminal threat agents intent on doing harm. Even in the United States, people become targets because of positions held, publicity, politics, economics, or other issues that cause unwanted attention to a person, their family, or business operations.

Security Operations, Second Edition provides an introduction to what duties a security detail should perform and how to effectively carry out those duties. The book can be used by a person traveling with a single bodyguard or someone being moved by a full security detail.


- Identifies what can pose a threat, how to recognize threats, and where threats are most likely to be encountered

- Presents individuals and companies with the security and preparedness tools to protect themselves when operating in various environments, especially in high-risk regions

- Provides an understanding of operational security when in transit: to vary route selection and keep destinations and movement plans out of the public view

- Outlines the tools and techniques needed for people to become security conscious and situationally aware for their own safety and the safety of those close to them

An equal help to those just entering the protection business or people and companies that are considering hiring a security detail, Security Operations is a thorough, detailed, and responsible approach to this serious and often high-risk field.

Robert H. Deatherage Jr. is a veteran Special Forces Soldier and private security consultant with thirty years' experience in military and private security operations. His various writings on security topics cover security operations, threat assessment, risk management, client relations, surveillance detection, counter surveillance operations, foot and vehicle movements, and building security--blending solid operational theory with practical field experience.

Robert H. Deatherage, Jr. is a private security consultant and security professional with a career spanning over three decades. This includes a 24-year career in the US Marine Corps and US Army Special Operations with extensive Special Forces experience in communications, operations, intelligence, and anti/counter-terrorism including conducting/managing high-risk training and design, development, implementation/ presentation of lesson plans/materials, and instructional process management for the Antiterrorism Training Detachment, US Army Special Warfare Center and School.Bob retired as the Non-Commissioned Officer In-Charge of the Antiterrorism Training Detachment, JFK Special Warfare Center and School. In this, he was responsible for training members of all U.S. Government agencies in Antiterrorism tactics, techniques and procedures to include anti-terrorism, defensive driving, threat, risk and vulnerability assessments with mitigation, physical security, surveillance detection, individual protective measures and other principals designed to increase the safety and security of US Personnel and installations operating in all environments. Bob is a Certified Antiterrorism Force Protection officer Levels II and III with experience in leading, and developing, Security/Safety plans, procedures, and their successful implementation. He has led and overseen installation, operations and maintenance of physical security devices, integration of physical and cyber security, tactical response, and personnel safety in various industries that include Commercial Nuclear Power, New Nuclear power construction, Natural gas power plants, power transmission and distribution projects, and other infrastructure projects in multiple countries, including the United States. Bob is an experienced intelligence collector and analyst for both signals and all source collection efforts in all operational environments worldwide. This in addition to being a published author on security subjects including Survival Driving, Security Operations, Terrorism Awareness. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Business and Organizational Security Management.

Product Details ISBN: 9780367688363
ISBN-10: 0367688360
Publisher: CRC Press
Publication Date: June 16th, 2021
Pages: 252
Language: English